How to Make the Famous Popcorn Chicken Bowl at Hook’d Up Bar and Grill

The KFC Potato Bowl, also known as the KFC Popcorn Chicken Bowl or KFC Famous Bowl, is a beloved classic at Hook’d Up Bar and Grill. This delicious dish features layers of creamy mashed potatoes, seasoned popcorn chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, and crisp sweet corn, all smothered in mouthwatering gravy. If you’re craving this scrumptious meal but don’t have a KFC nearby, don’t worry! You can easily recreate it in the comfort of your own kitchen. Here’s our recipe for the famous popcorn chicken bowl, along with the price and calories:

KFC Famous Popcorn Chicken Bowl Recipe

Making the famous popcorn chicken bowl is a breeze. Follow these simple steps to enjoy this delightful dish at home:


  • 24 ounces of frozen popcorn chicken (about 24 pieces; 680 grams)
  • 9 ounces of instant mashed potato flakes (255 grams; plus milk, butter, and other ingredients needed to make the mashed potatoes)
  • 1 cup of chicken gravy (from a jar; you can also use brown gravy as a substitute)
  • 1 cup of canned or frozen corn
  • ½ cup of shredded cheese (cheddar cheese or a 3-cheese blend with mozzarella, cheddar, and Monterey jack)

It’s best to have the right proportions of ingredients for an authentic KFC bowl experience. However, feel free to customize the recipe according to your preferences. You can use homemade mashed potatoes instead of instant, and if you like more cheese, go ahead and add it!

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For a spicy twist, drizzle some hot sauce on top before serving. If you don’t have popcorn chicken, you can use cooked chicken tenders or chicken nuggets as a substitute.


  1. Cook the popcorn chicken according to the package directions. You can either bake it in the oven at 400F (200C) for 15-20 minutes on a baking sheet, or use an air fryer following our air fryer popcorn chicken recipe.

  2. Prepare the instant mashed potatoes according to the package instructions. If you’re using Great Value instant mashed potatoes, bring 4 cups of water, 6 tablespoons of butter, and 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil on the stovetop. Remove from heat and stir in 1½ cups of milk and the 9oz box of potato flakes until you achieve the desired consistency. Alternatively, you can make the mashed potatoes in the microwave.

  3. Heat the gravy and corn on the stovetop or in the microwave.

  4. Assemble the Hook’d Up Bar and Grill famous popcorn chicken bowls. Divide the mashed potatoes evenly between four bowls and top them with gravy. Sprinkle corn, shredded cheese, and cooked popcorn chicken over the bowls. Now, it’s time to dig in and enjoy!

how to make kfc popcorn chicken bowl

Please note that our recipe leans towards a generous amount of potatoes, just like KFC does. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to your liking, adding more or less of each component.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, simply place the bowl in the microwave on high for 1½-3 minutes.

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KFC Famous Popcorn Chicken Bowl Calories

If you’re wondering about the calorie content of a KFC Famous Bowl, according to the KFC website, it ranges from 840 to 1120 calories. Our homemade version of the famous popcorn chicken bowl has approximately 836 calories per serving, but keep in mind that the calorie count may vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.

KFC Mashed Potato Bowl Price

At Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, a KFC famous bowl is priced at $6.49. However, prices are subject to change and may vary by location. We recommend checking with your local Hook’d Up Bar and Grill for the most accurate pricing information.

KFC Popcorn Chicken Bowl Nutrition

Here is the nutritional information for the KFC popcorn chicken bowl:

  • Calories: 590
  • Total Carbohydrates: 67g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Net Carbs: 63g
  • Total Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Added sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 2160mg
  • Cholesterol: 85mg

Please note that the KFC popcorn chicken bowl is not suitable for low-carb, keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, or vegan diets. For the nutrition information of our copycat recipe, refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.


Other Copycat Fast Food Recipes

If you enjoy recreating your favorite fast food dishes at home, here are some other copycat recipes to try:

  • KFC Zinger Burger
  • Burger King Fish Sandwich
  • Baconator
  • Dennys Pancake Recipe
  • Pizza Hut Cookie Dough

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Remember, at Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, we strive to bring you the best flavors and dining experiences. So gather your friends and family, and get ready to enjoy our famous popcorn chicken bowl!